Walter Irvine Lunsford

1895–1985 (Age 89)
Raphine, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Walter Irvine

When Walter Irvine Lunsford was born on 21 April 1895, in Raphine, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, James William Lunsford, was 42 and his mother, Georgie Anna Brooks, was 37. He had at least 3 daughters with Ruth Mahone Moneymaker. He lived in Pastures District, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1930 and South River Magisterial District, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 13 January 1985, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Steeles Tavern, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Walter Irvine Lunsford
Ruth Mahone Moneymaker
Dorothy Evelyn Lunsford
Bessie Leigh Lunsford
Ruth Ann Lunsford

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • James William Lunsford


  • Georgie Anna Brooks




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 4

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Lundsford in East Sussex, so named from an Old English personal name Lundrǣd + Old English ford ‘ford’, or possibly from Lunsford in Kent, although this was earlier called Lullesworthe (from the Old English personal name Lull + worð ‘enclosure’); it is not certain whether the development to Lunsford took place early enough to have produced the surname.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Walter J Lunsford in household of James W Lunsford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Irven Linsford in household of Avis H Lansford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • W J Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.